Wiimote-Based Multi-Touch Whiteboard

A low-cost, multi-touch whiteboard system made from a couple of IR light pens (DIY), special software and a Nintendo Wiimote? Seems like you can make or control almost anything with a Wiimote!

Johnny Chung Lee of Carnegie Mellon University figured that since the Wii tracks infrared lights, practically any surface could be turned into a multi-touch screen.

View the (very concise and informative) Wiimote multi-touch display hack video below to learn more.


(Low-cost multi-touch Wiimote display video)

Multi-touch these links to learn more about how Wiimotes rule; Nintendo Wiimote Controls i-SOBOT Robot and WiiBot Kuka Robot Controlled WiiMotely. And how about those displays? See iPhone Multi-Touch Screen's Big Brother(s), the Multi-Touch Interaction Overlord Control Screen and Microsoft's Surface Multi-Touch Display.

From GearLog via Slashdot. Also, find a lot of well-organized details at Johnny Chung Lee's Wiimote multi-point interactive whiteboard project page.

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